Tsukuba Short-term Study Program (TSSP)

Tsukuba Short-term Study Program (TSSP)

TSSP
Tsukuba Short-term Study Program (TSSP)のもと、本専攻は海外の一流大学10校と交換留学制度を設けています。他国のビジネス文化を体験したい学生にはとても素晴らしい機会です。留学に際し、学籍の異動はありませんので、受け入れ先大学での授業料と登録費の支払いは免除となります。






Ms.Chikako NOBUHIRA
School: City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
May 2018


I joined the Enterprise Diagnostic Residential Trip together with the MBA students from City University of Hong Kong that took place in Malacca, Malaysia. It was a very short stay, but I have learned the importance of strategic thinking. It was important to grasp big picture and understand where we are at. Collecting information would help to understand that, but without strategy, it wasn’t enough to provide a practical proposal. I could apply what I learned in MBA-IB to the group discussions. And also, I realized the importance of instruction in learning process. On the other hand, when the discussion was heated, the language changed to Cantonese and I couldn't understand it at all. It was a good opportunity to think about how I should behave in such a situation. I believe the experiences through this trip helped broaden my perspectives, and learning motivation for the rest of MBA-IB school life.




Mr.Koji ARIE
School: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)
April – May 2018


Unlike my past TSSP experiences where I either started from the beginning of the term or took independent modules, I found that at times it was difficult for me to catch up with the contents and main concepts of each class (since I didn’t attend from the start of the term and some contents were a continuity from the previous weeks). Apart from one tutorial class, all the classes I took were lecture-based with minimal interaction. That being said, the professors’ delivery skills were very high quality however, students’ engagement in classes were rather low, especially at the undergraduate level. Although I did not select tutorial classes, I should have tried them to be involved in classes to experience a more interactive learning environment. The class slides and material were well organized, and aided my understanding.




Mr.Suyeong YI
School: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)
April – May 2018


Classes are well designed with a good mix of academic and practical application through lectures and tutorials, and students are exposed to the most updated ideas and are very confident in the subject as well. I was really pleased with that experience and grateful for the opportunity to interact with multinational young future leaders and was a great honor to learn from experienced and high profile professors. It was a fruit experience. The questions raised in classes during this program on the connecting innovation strategy and business strategy deeply enlightened and reminded me the importance of logical communication network, design thinking and co-creation for open-innovation. Without a shadow of doubt, this is the worthy program to be taken and I believe that these experiences definitely improve my perspectives on my business project management. Thus, I strongly recommend this program for everyone who wants to see and feel a borderless world.




Ms.Sawako ITO
School: City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
April - May 2018


Sawako ITO (left)
I had decided to apply to TSSP mainly for two reasons. Firstly, I wanted to sharpen my understanding of business fundamentals by taking classes which I have already learned last year (MBA-IB). I had believed that I could deepen my understanding by learning with students who had different backgrounds. Secondly, I had wanted to learn with Chinese students since Hong Kong and China have become an important market for my company’s current business. I found that Chinese people kept an open-minded attitude toward learning something new and discussing conflicting or controversial topics. However, most of the students used Chinese when the discussion became too complicated and it sometimes made me feel a sense of alienation. At the same time, I noticed that I also did the same thing in Tsukuba and it might have made some students feel the same. I believe these experiences will enrich my study back in Tsukuba.





Mr.Koji ARIE
School: Grenoble Ecole de Management, Paris Campus (France)
March 2018


This has been an enriching experience. I attended the ‘User Experience’ course managed by two professionals working in the design industry. The classes were intensive, structured around group work and discussions which led me to experience the entire process of UX design. Even though I was there for an extremely short duration, I was able to grasp the entire concept of UX. While the interviews conducted (by the students for the data collection exercise were basically in French) undoubtedly were stressful (as I could not understand), I regarded them as invaluable experiences in teaching me ways to adapt and deal with challenging situations as well as developing resilience to overcome similar situations in the business world.






Photo: Paris campus, Grenoble Ecole De Management














Ms.Yuko SATO
School: Korea University Business School (Korea)
March 2018


This was such an enriching, eye-opening and thoroughly enjoyable experience. I attended five different courses and was given a breadth of learning opportunities in areas such as Innovation Management, Leadership, and Product Development. In terms of class content, cases of Samsung, LG, and Hyundai Motor were often used by professors. Japanese companies such as Sony, Sanyo, and Toyota were used to draw comparisons. There was also rich student diversity as there was a high ratio of foreign students (approximately 40% - 50%) from the States and Europe (particularly Scandinavia) attending KUBS.











Mr. Takeshi KOJIMA
School: Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University(Thailand)
February 2018


I enjoyed the active and interactive class environment as well as the chance to interact and exchange information with non-Japanese classmates and international faculties at the top-ranked university in Thailand. This experience helped me develop an understanding of the academic environment in Bangkok as a manager who is taking charge of study abroad coordination in my workplace. After taking high quality of classes with talented classmates, I came to the conclusion that these experiences have without a doubt provided me an opportunity to broaden my perspectives.







Ms.Mieko ODA
School: Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University(Thailand)
February 2018


I was delighted and fascinated to join the MBA programme at Sasin even though it was a very short stay (for a week). It was a very fruitful experience and broadened my horizons from having the opportunity to interact with young and talented future business leaders and by learning from experienced and high-profile professors. Although the period of stay was limited, I could have a chance to acquire new skillset and gain enriched learning experiences in marketing analysis, decision making and the concept of venture capitals.












Mr.Yoshiyuki SAKAI
School: Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University(Thailand)
February 2018


Attending Sasin was fruitful experience for me to broaden my horizons in learning how future Asian business leaders in Thailand refine their competence as well as expertise and also helped enrich my professional life further from the interactions that I had with them. Although the period of stay was limited, I could have a chance to equip myself with new learnings and gain better insights into the way of thinking and approaching various disciplines. It was highly stimulating and motivating having studied together with the students there. I would like to take this opportunity to encourage myself to strive for greater heights professionally as well as to improve the quality of my output.










Mr.Koji ARIE
School: University of San Diego (USA)
September 2017


It was the first time for me to attend school abroad. The classes that I attended were held after 4 pm, where students with full time jobs can attend. The students were a mix of full-time, part-time and exchange students. I took a variety of classes such as Legal & Social Environment of Business, Marketing for Managers, Organization Change and Design, and Digital Marketing and Social. Each class had around 20 students. Most of them were conducted in a lecture style infused with very active interaction. Students not only answered the professors’ questions but also asked a lot of questions as if it was a discussion-based class. What I leant the most was how to learn actively. Through this (TSSP) experience, I feel less shy to speak up in class (in MBA-IB) and meetings (in business).




Ms.Ai WAKABAYASHI
School: Korea University Business School (Korea)
September 2017


I had the opportunity to get to know some young Korean university students at another MBA-IB program in Norway. During my interactions with them, I realized that I did not have enough knowledge of my neighbouring country. I felt ashamed and that experience motivated me to learn about South and North Korea and to go on an exchange there. Classes were well-organized and the style (of classes) was very similar to MBA-IB. I focused on taking courses in the field of Organizational Behavior as this is the area if my main focus even in the MBA-IB program. The classes there were so exciting as KUBS offered a mix of both theoretical and practical aspects. I was able to further deepen my knowledge on the various theories and learn the applications in the real business world.









Ms. Jia Qiao
TSSP incoming student from Shanghai University (CN)
November 2014 - February 2015


Jia Qiao "During I exchange study in Tsukuba University, I learned a lot of professional knowledge. The professors are high level, and the classmates are eager to become well trained managers. Through group study, I learned how to cooperate with people from different countries. In the modern world, it is important to have cross border communication and management ability. Three months are passing quickly. But the exchange study experience is precious and unforgettable. I hope I can come back some day. Thank you every one!"










Ms.Naomi Kitta
TSSP outgoing student at Grenoble Ecole de Management (FR)
February 2015


Grenoble is world capital of science and technology. It is the 5th most inventive city in the world according to Forbes. GEM is ranked in the top 6 in France, top 25 in Europe and top 50 worldwide. GEM is the business school of the world-renowned GIANT innovation campus with an international faculty of more than 700, including full time and guest professionals. The school itself is very international and filled with energy from all around the world.
Grenoble 1 Grenoble 2
“France is considered as one of centers in fashion and beauty. My interest was particularly in learning luxury brand business in this country for which I chose Grenoble Ecole de Management.”

“Classes are very interactive, and ideas are shared in all the classes very open. Students are exposed to most updated ideas in the subject, and international students are from a number of different countries such as China, Russia, Mexico, Brazil, Turkey and United States. If you want to be in truly international environment, this is a place to go.”


Tsukuba Short-term Study Program (TSSP)

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